nsg5fpo foundation perioperative nsg



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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject students will focus on the development of foundation knowledge and clinical skills that are essential to competent perioperative nursing practice. Students will examine a variety of issues related to perioperative nursing practice such as: the role of the perioperative nurse, legal issues, documentation, sterilisation, asepsis and instrumentation. The subject examines in detail the pathophysiology, procedural sequencing and equipment needs of a broad range of procedures in a variety of surgical specialties.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorAnn Kuypers

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites NSG5CHA

Incompatible subjects NSG4APP, NSG4FPP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must provide evidence of approved health facility access to a minimum of 140 hours of supervised clinical experience that is commensurate with being able to achieve the clinical competencies of this subject.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsACORN standards for perioperative nursingRecommendedAustralian College of Operating Room Nurses 2010ADELAIDE
ReadingsAlexander's care of the patient in surgeryRecommendedRothrock, J (ed.), 201014TH EDN, MOSBY, USA
ReadingsPerioperative nursingRecommendedHamlin, L, Richardson-Tench, M and Davies, M (ed.) 2008ELSEVIER, SYDNEY

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